Hearing loss is one of the common health conditions being faced by more than 450 Million in the world. Hearing loss can’t be cured but can be treated. It depends on the type of hearing loss, lifestyle, the severity of hearing loss, or any underlying conditions.
The first step is to get a hearing test and later evaluate the options.
Why treat hearing loss?
In children, untreated hearing loss creates a negative impact on their development, while in adults, it gets difficult to follow up the daily conversations. Untreated hearing loss can also lead to psychological issues ranging from cognitive decline to depression.
Treatment for Conductive Hearing Loss
Most cases of conductive hearing loss are temporary and are cured by means of appropriate medical treatment such medication and some types of conductive hearing loss can be treated through surgery.However, even if medical treatment is not necessary for your type of hearing loss, we highly recommend a visit to an audiologist for both a definite diagnosis of the type of hearing loss and treatment advice.
Treatment for Sensorineural hearing loss
Early treatment of Sensorineural Hearing Loss is recommended, as sensorineural hearing loss may lead to isolation and reduced quality of life.If diagnosed with hearing loss that cannot be treated medically, a doctor will recommend a hearing aid evaluation and consultation with an audiologist. This consultation appointment will help determine which hearing aids or other assistive listening devices would be most appropriate. Lifestyle, listening needs and hearing concerns are important in determining the appropriate hearing aids.
Treatment of Mixed hearing loss
Hearing aids can often help people with mixed hearing loss. Behind-the-ear (BTE) style hearing aids may be the prescribed option because their additional power is sometimes needed to address severe-to-profound sensorineural hearing loss.Cochlear implants are also an option that can be used to address the sensorineural aspect of mixed hearing loss.Conductive hearing loss can sometimes be treated with surgery, particularly in the case of a tumor or blockage.